Prostitution And Paid Parental Leave

by Editor (Wednesday, February 25, 2015 — 11:01 AM)

The first General Debate and Members’ Day will be held today including two contentious bills.

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Objectionable Publications Bill Progresses

by Editor (Tuesday, February 24, 2015 — 10:05 PM)

The second reading of the Objectionable Publications and Indecency Legislation Bill was completed this evening.

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Questions and Answers – February 24

by Editor (Tuesday, February 24, 2015 — 8:36 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Prime Minister—Statements 1. ANDREW LITTLE (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement with regard to the deployment of troops to the warzone in Iraq that “I don’t think that’s a matter for a Parliamentary vote”? Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): Yes.

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Parole Bill Passes

by Editor (Tuesday, February 24, 2015 — 8:33 PM)

A bill reducing parole hearings deemed to be unnecessary has passed.

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Hipkins And Tisch Clash Over SkyCity

by Editor (Tuesday, February 24, 2015 — 5:47 PM)

Labour MP Chris Hipkins crossed swords with the Assistant Speaker today when he refused to stop talking about the Sky City Convention Centre deal during a debate on a gambling bill.

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MPs Debate Iraq Military Deployment

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, February 24, 2015 — 5:06 PM)

Prime Minister John Key confirms New Zealand military personnel will be sent to Iraq, causing a stir on the Opposition benches.

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Debate On Iraq Deployment Completed

by Editor (Tuesday, February 24, 2015 — 4:19 PM)

Parliament has completed a debate on the Government’s decision to deploy troops to Iraq.

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Questions For Oral Answer February 24

by Editor (Tuesday, February 24, 2015 — 11:46 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement with regard to the deployment of troops to the warzone in Iraq that “I don’t think that’s a matter for a Parliamentary vote”?

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Debate On Islamic State

by Editor (Tuesday, February 24, 2015 — 10:42 AM)

Prime Minister John Key has indicated he will make a ministerial statement when Parliament resumes today on the decision to send troops to Iraq to assist in the fight against the Islamic State.

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Opposition Disagree on ISC Nominations

by Desk Editor (Friday, February 20, 2015 — 2:57 PM)

Opposition parties disagree on Andrew Little’s nomination of David Shearer to the Intelligence and Security Committee.  Government confidence motion passes. Questions to Prime Minister about SkyCity convention centre.  IT outage at Parliament sees MPs resort to pen a paper.

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Call For Pokie Machine Industry Overhaul

by Desk Editor (Friday, February 20, 2015 — 2:39 PM)

Government Administration committee hears submissions on the Gambling Amendment Bill No 3. Local Government and Environment report back on Sue Kedgley’s petition on bee health. Radio New Zealand bosses up before Commerce Committee.

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Gambling Bill Interrupted

by Editor (Thursday, February 19, 2015 — 6:01 PM)

The House rose at 6pm with MPs debating the third reading of the Gambling Amendment Bill (No 2).

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Questions and Answers – February 19

by Editor (Thursday, February 19, 2015 — 5:22 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Better Public Services—Targets 1. ALASTAIR SCOTT (National—Wairarapa) to the Minister of Finance: What progress is the Government making in its programme to get better results from public services?

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Coroners Bill Sent To Select Committee

by Editor (Thursday, February 19, 2015 — 5:03 PM)

A bill making changes to the way coroners work has been sent to select committee with wide support.

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Tolley & Sepuloni Go Head to Head

by Desk Editor (Thursday, February 19, 2015 — 5:00 PM)

Questions to Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Finance Minister Bill English. Radio New Zealand up for annual review before Commerce Committee.

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Justice Bill Next Week And Speaker To Reflect

by Editor (Thursday, February 19, 2015 — 2:27 PM)

The Government will give priority to a justice bill next week and the Speaker says he will reflect on a ruling last night in regards to appointments to the Intelligence and Security Committee.

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Questions For Oral Answer February 19

by Editor (Thursday, February 19, 2015 — 11:44 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister of Finance: What progress is the Government making in its programme to get better results from public services?

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